Sewing

Sewing Tutorial: Make a Multi-Pocket Tabletop Sewing Caddy

October 7, 2019

Looks great in your sewing space or over your shoulder.

Just what you need – a caddy with all kinds of pockets to hold a variety of sewing supplies and rulers. And it will be just your style because you choose the fabric – no generic store-bought organization here. Our friends at Sew4Home have a detailed tutorial that shows you how to make this functional and fabulous sewing caddy. You’ll use Dritz hardware throughout, colorful belting for the straps and your favorite fabric to make the bag. Use it to stash all of your most-used supplies – in the studio, or on the go.

A tabletop sewing caddy with lots of pockets to store sewing tools and long Omnigrid rulers


A tabletop sewing caddy with lots of pockets to store sewing tools and fabrics

Pockets galore.

We love pockets. That’s because many sewing supplies are small in size and easily lost within large compartments that don’t have any pockets. Not the case here. Interior and exterior pockets work hard to keep you organized.

A tabletop sewing caddy with lots of pockets to store sewing tools; has a strap and swivel hook for scissors

Cool features.

Favorite items like scissors get special treatment. This caddy has an interior lanyard to make sure scissors are always easy to locate. You can actually reach in, pull scissors out and make quick snips without even removing them from the swivel hook. Now that’s clever.

A tabletop sewing caddy with lots of pockets to store sewing tools and spools of thread

And there’s more.

The side panels have pockets, too. These exterior pockets have flaps fastened with Dritz plastic snaps to keep items secure inside. Plastic snaps are easy to install and if you’re not familiar with them now, you will be after you make this bag.

A tabletop sewing caddy with lots of pockets to store sewing tools and long Omnigrid rulers

And did you notice this space for storing long rulers? That’s what we call thinking outside the bag.

A tabletop sewing caddy with lots of pockets to store sewing tools; just grab and go and take to sewing class

Grab & go.

You’re ready! This caddy looks great over your shoulder and in your sewing space.

Jump over to Sew4Home to get the full sewing tutorial and pattern bundle for all the main pieces of the this bag. Over at Sew4Home you will find top-notch educational information and on-trend sewing projects – it’s a fantastic resource for you. Check it out!

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